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Aug. 3, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In the same period, 510 sexual violence and rape charges were filed" (30). It appears this time period was Jan - September of 2014 (AA-CODER COMMENT). "According to a National Institute for Statistics survey, 5 percent of victims of sexual abuse were children" (32).
Aug. 3, 2018, 2:09 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Most of the substantive calls concerned sexual and physical abuse, generally inflicted by a relative or someone who lived with the child. Approximately twice as many girls reported abuse as boys. The ZRP stated there were reports of 1,494 juvenile rape cases between January and May 2014, and 3,297 reports of juvenile rape cases in 2013. According to the 2011 National Baseline Survey on Life Experiences of Adolescents Preliminary Report (NBSLEA), approximately 9 percent of girls and slightly less than 2 percent of boys between the ages of 13 and 17 reported experiencing sexual violence in the previous 12 months. Older adolescents reported that one-third of girls and nearly one-tenth...more
Aug. 1, 2018, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"NGOs estimated the prevalence of rape was several times higher than the rate reported by the government" (37). "Sexual harassment remained a serious problem. According to a study published in 2013 by the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, known as UN Women, 99 percent of women and girls in the country’s sample reported they had experienced some form of sexual harassment" (39).
July 30, 2018, 10:05 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“for example, while rape is illegal, a rape victim must present four male eyewitnesses and two female witnesses in order to prove the crime. Given that most violence against women takes place in the private sphere, it is extremely difficult for women to provide such eyewitnesses to acts of violence. If the defendant is acquitted, the victim runs the risk of being charged and convicted for false accusation (qazf) or illicit sexual relations (zina)” (16).
July 30, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"the proportions of women who reported partner or non-partner violence or bother were 14.4% for physical violence, 10.9% for sexual violence" (50).
July 30, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“The total lifetime prevalence of forced intercourse was 1.1%, whereas the attempt of intercourse/unwanted sexual act was 5%. The proportion of women who reported any of these types of sexual violence was 5.3%” (109).
July 30, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“the total prevalence of lifetime sexual violence against ever-partnered women was 7.2%” (36).
July 30, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“Dr. Sergewa said that she had identified at least 259 victims of rape from more than 60,000 reponses to surveys she and other volunteers distributed over several weeks in eastern Libya and along the Tunisian border. She said she had personally interviewed 140 rape victims” (para 11).
July 30, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"However, such optimism is tempered by the fact that the International Criminal Court is still investigating hundreds of cases of rape. Today, only a few cases have been proven. What is more, hundreds of other victims have failed to report their rapes due to the stigma and the burden of shame” (para 9).
July 30, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“Recent statistics for rape – reported and unreported – are not readily available in Qatar, but the number is low, according to Dr. Najeeb al-Nuaimi, a criminal lawyer and former justice minister of Qatar” (para 5).
July 30, 2018, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Cases of rapes are not discussed openly and women and girls fear they will be judged by society should they report rape. Only rarely are rape cases brought to public and Government attention. While comprehensive data on rape cases is lacking, health professionals I talked to – often the first to be in contact with victims of rape – acknowledged that it is an emerging issue that would warrant more attention” (13).
July 30, 2018, 9:34 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

According to Table 18.17 on page 303, 38.8% of women ages 15-49 who were victims of sexual violence sought help (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
July 30, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

According to Table 18.3 on page 287, 3.7% of women ages 15-49 reported being victims of sexual violence in the past year (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
July 26, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Between January and July, the Vonjy Center at Befelatanana Public Hospital, Antananarivo, received approximately 60 cases involving the rape of minor girls...Observers believed the figures greatly underestimated the extent of sexual violence nationwide, but no reliable national data were available. Between January and September 2014, the hospital received nearly 400 cases of sexual violence" (16). "The press reported more than 20 cases of child rape, with most victims under age 14; the youngest was five months old. During 2014 the Union of Social Workers reported 425 cases of sexual abuse (most involving children) and 398 other cases of child abuse in Antananarivo alone. The victims were between three months and...more
July 24, 2018, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to the ONS, in 2014 police recorded 58,954 sexual offenses, of which 29,265 were for rape, a 37 percent increase over the previous year and the highest level since the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in 2002/03" (15). "According to the charitable NGO National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), more than 30,000 allegations of sexual offenses against children, including rape, assault and grooming offenses, were made to police forces in England and Wales in 2014/15. In Scotland there were 3,742 recorded sexual offenses against children in 2013/14. This was a rate of 3.4 sexual offenses per 1,000 children under age 16...As of June,...more
July 24, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The most widespread human rights problems in the country [included]...gender-based violence, including rape, domestic violence, and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)" (1). "In 2014 a biannual report issued by the Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC) stated there were 2,878 reported incidents of rape and 3,633 other reported cases of abuse of women and children from January to June 2014, although these crimes were probably significantly underreported. The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization identified the main forms of gender-based violence as wifebeating (30 percent of cases), defilement (25 percent), rape (20 percent), sexual exploitation (13 percent), and marital rape (12 percent). According to the 2010 Demographic and Health...more
July 19, 2018, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Sexual assault and rape continued to be significant problems. According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, through September there were 526 registered reports of rape or attempted rape of which authorities brought 113 to court" (38). "The Ministry of Internal Affairs recorded 253 sexual crimes against children during the year" (41).
July 19, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The media reported hundreds of rape cases, but government statistics were unavailable" (23).
July 19, 2018, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Judicial General Council reported that during the first half of the year, 98 rape cases were registered at court; 10 involved victims under age 16. In the same period, 109 persons were convicted of rape" (16).
July 18, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"As of October the PNP received 1,583 cases of rape of women. National statistics on prosecutions, convictions, and punishments were unavailable, but BuCor reported that it held 8,976 prisoners convicted of rape, 378 of whom it admitted this year as of October" (24-25). "From January to September, DSWD offices served 3,300 victims of child abuse, 68 percent of whom were girls. Approximately 40 percent of the girls were victims of sexual abuse...As of October the PNP reported 5,312 cases of child rape" (28).
July 18, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Data on the prevalence of rape or spousal rape and conviction figures were unavailable; however, press reports of rape and defilement arrests and convictions were an almost daily occurrence" (15). "According to the 2012 Gender Based Violence Baseline Survey, 40 percent of women had experienced sexual violence and 30 percent experienced other physical violence" (16). "The 2014 Violence Against Children Survey found that one in five women and one in seven men ages 18 to 24 experienced at least one incident of sexual abuse prior to age 18" (18). "The 2014 Violence Against Children Survey reported one in five women ages 18 to 24 had experienced sexual violence before age...more
July 17, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Between July 2014 and July 2015, 981 cases of rape and 562 cases of attempted rape were filed with police, compared with 912 cases of rape and 414 cases of attempted rape in the previous year, according to the Women and Children Service Directorate (WCSD) of the Nepal Police. Rape, sexual violence, and other significant harms and forms of victimization suffered disproportionately by women during the country’s 10-year conflict remained unresolved and unaddressed" (26).
July 6, 2018, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Criminal gangs, militiamen, police, gendarmes, and rebel forces subject locals to an unrelenting stream of abuses, including banditry, assault, extortion, and the rape of women, girls, and even babies. State institutions tasked with preventing and holding accountable those responsible for the violence have largely failed to act, allowing a dangerous culture of impunity to take hold" (1). "Hundreds of women and girls have been sexually assaulted, raped, and gang raped during these criminal acts. Women and girls are systematically pulled off transport vehicles, one by one, and marched into the bush where they are raped while other bandits stand guard. Victims include very young children, including babies, and women over...more
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"the Committee expresses deep concern about: (a) The high prevalence of violence against women, in particular sexual and domestic violence" (page 7). ". . . (c) The high number of teenage pregnancies, often resulting from rape and sexual abuse" (page 12).
June 26, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The JCF reported 460 rapes through October 24, a 20 percent decrease from the same period in 2014...The government’s 2014 Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica indicated sexual assault was the cause of more than a thousand emergency room visits (one-eighth of the total)." (11).
June 26, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In the first seven months of the year, authorities received 122 reports of rape, compared with 133 during the same period in 2014" (13).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"23.8 per cent of New Zealand women have experienced one or more sexual offences at some point during their lives (lifetime prevalence). At least 50 per cent of female sexual assault victims are likely to be revictimized. There has been a statistically significant decline in the annual prevalence rate of both partner violence against women and sexual violence against women since 2005, when the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) was first conducted by MOJ . . . The annual rate of sexual violence offences against women decreased from 5.2 per cent in 2005 to 2.9 per cent in 2013. Violence affects women from all cultures, backgrounds and socio-economic...more
June 25, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2014-15, IPID received 124 complaints of rape by police officers. Of the 124 cases, 42 were against on-duty SAPS members, and the remaining 82 were against off-duty SAPS members. IPID received 34 complaints of rape from persons in police custody, of which 14 were against SAPS members and 20 were against other civilians in police custody. On June 28, a police officer at the Linden Police Station in Johannesburg allegedly raped a woman detained overnight for fraud. IPID arrested the police officer, and a judge denied him bail. The investigation continued at year’s end" (5). While the report does not indicate what precentage of these rapes were prepetrated specifically...more
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

The high prevalence of gender-based violence against women and girls, in particular domestic violence and sexual violence" (6). The report does not give a specific statistic, but indicates that rates are high (AA-CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Committee . . . is also concerned about the persistence of systematic and widespread gender-based violence against women in the State party, including sexual violence, psychological violence and deprivation of access to essential goods, against women in the private sphere" (page 8).